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The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country

Henry Louis Gates (Author), Cornel West (Author)
Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement
Print Book, English, 2000
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000
Biography
xvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780684864143, 9780684864150, 0684864142, 0684864150
44803004
1900-1909. W.E.B. Dubois ; T. Thomas Fortune ; Matthew Henson ; Jack Johnson ; Scott Joplin ; Henry Ossawa Tanner ; Madame C.J. Walker ; Booker T. Washington ; Ida B. Wells Barnett ; Bert Williams
1910-1919. Mary McLeod Bethune ; George Washington Carver ; Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. ; Thomas A. Dorsey ; W.C. Handy ; James Weldon Johnson ; Jelly Roll Morton ; Charles Henry Turner ; Jimmy Winkfield ; Carter G. Woodson
1920-1929. Louis Armstrong ; Junius Austin ; Josephine Baker ; Bessie Coleman ; Marcus Garvey ; Langston Hughes ; Ernest Everett Just ; Oscar Micheaux ; Bessie Smith ; Jean Toomer
1930-1939. Marian Anderson ; Sterling A. Brown ; Father Divine ; Charles Hamilton Houston ; Zora Neale Hurston ; Robert Johnson ; Joe Louis ; Jesse Owens ; Paul Robeson ; Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
1940-1949. Charles R. Drew ; Katherine Dunham ; Duke Ellington ; Billie Holiday ; Lena Horne ; Jacob Lawrence ; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. ; A. Philip Randolph ; Jackie Robinson ; Richard Wright
1950-1959. Ralph Bunche ; Nat "King" Cole ; Miles Davis ; Ralph Ellison ; Althea Gibson ; Lorraine Hansberry ; Willie Mays ; Rosa Parks ; Art Tatum ; Sarah Vaughan
1960-1969. Muhammad Ali ; James Baldwin ; John Coltrane ; Angela Davis ; Fannie Lou Hamer ; Jimi Hendrix ; Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Thurgood Marshall ; Sidney Poitier ; Malcolm X
1970-1979. Hank Aaron ; Maya Angelou ; Romare Bearden ; James Brown ; Marvin Gaye ; Barbara Harris ; Dorothy Height ; Barbara Jordan ; Leontyne Price ; Richard Pryor
1980-1989. Alvin Ailey ; Bill Cosby ; John Hope Franklin ; Jesse Jackson ; Michael Jackson ; Carl Lewis ; Jessye Norman ; Martin Puryear ; Alice Walker ; August Wilson
1990-1999. Louis Farrakhan ; Michael Jordan ; Spike Lee ; Wynton Marsalis ; Toni Morrison ; Colin Powell ; Tupac Shakur ; Denzel Washington ; Oprah Winfrey ; Tiger Woods